Apple debunks Mac Mini, iMac rumor

Apple is done with Mac product releases in 2008, a company representative confirms in a rare response to speculation regarding the Mac Mini and iMac.

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Apple has taken the rare step of denying speculation that new Macs are on the way. Apple

Apple has quashed the rumor mill's latest obsession, declaring that no new Macs will be released before the holidays.

Earlier Monday, reports surfaced that Apple was getting ready to release an updated version of the iMac and the Mac Mini next week. But a company representative told Macworld, "our holiday lineup is set," in a rare move to dampen the speculation regarding the new products.

As Macworld's Jim Dalrymple points out, the iMac and Mac Mini seem overdue for a hardware update, making it quite plausible that new versions would be along some time soon. But Apple appears to be saving those updates for a later date, perhaps at the annual Macworld conference in January.

Apple did just release new MacBooks and MacBook Pros to bolster the Mac lineup heading into the holiday season, which is generally the busiest time of the year for the computer industry.